Nyoko's excellent Wand
controller is already available in white, purple, blue, pink and black. Well now we're getting five more colors: yellow, orange, red, lime green and my personal favorite, graphite. These colors kind of remind me of the pre-production Wii color schemes that Nintendo showed off, wayyy back when it was still codenamed Revolution.
While the previous Wand colors are available just about anywhere you can buy Wii accessories, the new ones are divided up among an handful of different retailers. Walmart.com gets yellow, Fry's gets red, Gamestop gets orange and green, and Meijer gets graphite. This could be an issue for people who don't have access to one of the retailers; for instance, there aren't any Fry's where I live and I know Meijer is pretty much a Midwest thing. Then again, I'm sure you could order them online. Like the other Wands, these new colors are $29.99 apiece, ten bucks cheaper than a first party Wii remote.
I'm glad Nyko is still promoting the Wand because it really is a great Wii remote substitute--I use the Nyko Wands I own almost as often as I use Wii remotes. Of course, I'm still excited about the Wand Plus, which should be just around the corner...
LOS ANGELES - March 2, 2010
Nyko Technologies®, the leading videogame accessories manufacturer, today announced that their best-selling Wand™ controller is now available in five additional exciting colors, each available as an exclusive for select retail outlets. The new colors include green, orange, yellow, grey and red, and will join the award-winning original white Wand, as well as the currently popular blue, pink, purple and black.
Now there is a Wand in every flavor, allowing Wii™ owners to customize their gaming experience. Each color is available at a select retailer:
* Gamestop: Green and Orange
* Walmart.com: Yellow
* Fry's: Red
* Meijer Supercenters: Grey
“These new color Wands will provide even more ways for consumers to personalize their gaming setup,” said Chris Arbogast, marketing director for Nyko Technologies. “We had originally released these colors only in Japan, and due to popular demand we're proud to now offer these options in the US.”
Featuring the same quality and durability of the original white Wand, the color Wands sport matching buttons as well as matching silicone jackets. All color Wands feature Nyko’s Trans-Port™ technology, enabling compatible peripherals to communicate digitally with the Wand.
The new Wand colors are available now for an MSRP of $29.99.
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About Nyko Technologies, Inc.
Nyko Technologies ® develops, manufactures and markets innovative peripherals to enhance the digital lifestyle. The company's mission is to deliver products that solve problems and improve user experience for work and play. Nyko specializes in interactive entertainment, computing, consumer electronics, portable audio, as well as online and wireless technologies. The company has distribution through major U.S. and Canadian retailers, along with distributors worldwide. Founded in 1995, Nyko is headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. Please go to www.nyko.com